As the sashimi course is served, you pluck the cucumber from the arrangement with clumsy chopsticks.
Your friends wail “nooooo!”. Your eyes say "what?". But it's too late and you start to chew the enticing green morsel.
A snorting flash of heat invades your nasal cavity and your eyeballs begin swimming within your skull. Your lungs surge up your throat as steam vents from your ears.
And as you slowly recover the power of speech, you gasp, “that wasn’t cucumber, was it?”